StarkNet Roundup #10
Weekly summary of all things StarkNet
gm fellow STARK enthusiasts! ✨🐺
This is the 10th edition of my weekly StarkNet summary. The previous update can be found here. If you enjoy this newsletter, don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free!
Let’s get into this week’s news! 👇
Protocol & dev tool updates
StarkNet Alpha v0.8.0is now live on mainnet, introducing the Fee Mechanism!StarkNet Alpha 0.8.0. Live on Mainnet. ✨1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7…8! ✨ StarkNet Alpha 0.8.0 is live on testnet with an important feature: Fee mechanism. This feature will be optional for the current version, to allow the ecosystem to learn how to implement it. What else is new? Read and learn✨ https://t.co/QVCdjXtiEhStarkWare @StarkWareLtd
starknet-devnet v0.1.19has been released, bringing support for Cairo v0.8.0, among other things.
Nile v0.5.0is out! This release adds support for Cairo v0.8.0 as well as updates to the built in Account and Signer module, plus lots of bugfixing.
HRF and StarkWareLtd are announcing that their ZK-Rollup Research Fellow will be @lightcoin. He will begin in May. He will share his findings on whether ZK-Rollups can be useful for Bitcoin scaling/privacy with us in August.
What does it mean to build an On-Chain Game on an Ethereum ZK-Rollup?
, an Ecosystem DAO supporting on-chain Games on
, discuss on the Metacast.
ZK-Rollups: Ethereum scaling Layer-2 solution StarkWare - Eli Ben-Sasson interview
Want to build on StarkNet? Check out this building on StarkNet page.
Strategy game Eykar showed off some exciting progress updates & a brief teaser.
Introducing Curve Zero, a fixed rate loan protocol featuring more efficient pricing mechanisms, built on Starknet.
Introducing Brine.finance - a decentralized orderbook exchange on StarkNet. They just crossed 1,000 registrations for their testnet waitlist.
StarkSwap is launching on March 31st on the StarkNet alpha testnet.
Introducing EtherQuest: A new game on StarkNet.
Metaverse Game The Ninth drops a YouTube tutorial on how to implement some gaming operations on StarkNet.
- ✨ Announcing the first vertical of Alpha Road on testnet: 𝗔 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗠𝗠. Website: testnet.app.alpharoad.fi Testnet Guide: alpharoad.medium.com/testnet-guide-… 500 frees slots available and more coming soon. ⌛Thread 1/4 testnet.app.alpharoad.fi
Continually updated list of projects building on StarkNet. 🏗️
StarkNet Shamans Highlight
We’ve been thinking about how fractal scaling will work once ZK-rollups can build on itself. We first propose a trustless bridging between ZK rollups that does not incur L1 costs (achieved by passing ZK proofs). We also propose a consensus mechanism for rollups that combines the security of each rollup into one common mechanism.
Useful links & articles
StarkNet thesis by Kanna - great introductory read.
Layer 2 tracker L2Beat shares upcoming plans & roadmaps.
Deep dive into StarkNet thread by Aylo.
EIP-4844 would effectively reduce rollup fees by up to 100x- even before danksharding - great explainer thread by pseudotheos. And some more in-depth clarifications by polynya.
Argent Engineering is a new Twitter account that dives deeper into the technical details of what Argent is building. Argent’s aim is the mass adoption of self-custody. Smart wallets on zk-rollups make that possible.
Weekly recap twitter thread by odin free.
A recap of what we know so far in terms of tokenomics on StarkNet applications - thread by The Stark Knight.
Argent is sponsoring 2 devs to go to StarkWare's hackathon: Amsterdam, 25-26 April. If you're early in your career & excited to build on StarkNet, apply.
Video overview covering the state-machine view of Ethereum, the tension between underlying node hardware and L1 scaling, how gas pricing affects L1 scaling, and then an overview of L2 scaling by Jordan McKinney.
Big StarkWare overview thread by Thien Nguyen.
odin free shares some impressive StarkNet statistics.
Deep dive into NFT marketplace oasis by nurstar.eth.
5 tutorials for how to setup your own StarkNet node by odin free.
Noteworthy Cairo optimization tips by Bllu.
Great discussion about multisig implementation choices by Lauri Peltonen.
How do STARKs work? Compilation of resources by Eli Ben-Sasson.
Dates and Events
next community call March 29th: Presentation by MatchboxDAO, roadmap update by StarkNet team.
The MatchboxDAO team will be hosting a special Matchbox Primitives for Cairo Devs workshop as part of the Encode hackathon on Thursday, March 31st at 4:30 pm GMT+1.
StarkWare is a sponsor for Layer 2 Amsterdam: April 19th-20th.
Lightshift StarkNet bootcamp in Amsterdam: April 20th-21st.
First ever StarkNet hackathon: April 25-26, Amsterdam. Registrations now open. 0xjanek and jniset from Argent, as well as guiltygyoza and Francesco Ceccon will be there, mentoring hackers and sharing their input!
Ohad Barta will be the first speaker at L2Beat’s L2 conference in Amsterdam. Ohad's lecture will cover how L2s in general, and StarkNet in particular, create a new paradigm when developing dApps for blockchains.
StarkNet Summit: TBD
Please note that, in order to keep this newsletter at an acceptable length, I am purging the sections “Useful links and articles” and “Developer resources” on a biweekly basis. Thus they are divided into the sections “past week” and “this week”. You can check out all of the past updates here.
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